Rapid prototyping design of a 4/spl times/4 BLAST-over-UMTS system

  title={Rapid prototyping design of a 4/spl times/4 BLAST-over-UMTS system},
  author={Maxime Guillaud and Andreas Burg and M. Rupp and E. Beck and Suman Das},
  journal={Conference Record of Thirty-Fifth Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers (Cat.No.01CH37256)},
  pages={1256-1260 vol.2}
BLAST techniques to increase the utilized bandwidth in commercial systems are currently feasible. This paper describes the design of a UMTS prototype, supporting four transmit and four receive antennas, achieving almost four times the capacity of a conventional system. Various parts of the transmitter and receiver are mapped on FPGAs and fast DSPs communicating via a specially designed communication link. The system was entirely designed using C code, embedded in SIMULINK S-functions for… CONTINUE READING